Community Event: Doing Good Together

Minneapolis is fortunate to have a local organization, Doing Good Together (DGT), that has the heart of connecting families with serving others.  Their webpage explains their goal as, “Empowering families to raise caring, engaged children by offering unique programs and events, valuable services, and fun activities that promote kindness and giving.”

DGT are sponsoring an event called, “Festival of Giving” on September 30 from 12:00 – 4:00 at Nicollet Island Pavillon.  If you want more information, are interested, or ready to sign up, please follow this link: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/dgt-events

 

Bethlehem Covenant Church invites you…

To their Wonderful Wednesdays (W.W.) community building meal.   W.W. kicks off on September 12 with kids’ choirs (see below) and the community meal.  The meal always begins at 5:45- meet in the hallway near the kitchen and eat together in Fellowship Hall.  There is no set cost to the meal but baskets are available for donations.

The upcoming meal schedule:

  • Sept. 12 – Pizza
  • Sept. 19 – Fried Chicken
  • Sept. 26 – Top the Tater
  • Oct. 3 – Davanni’s
  • Oct. 10 – Taco Bar

Children’s Choir:

3:45-4:15pm Cherub Choir – Pre-K 3–5 year-olds

4:15-5:00pm Hosanna Choir – K–2nd Grade

5:00-5:45pm Alleluia Choir – 3rd Grade and up

Bethlehem Church is inviting our children to: join for this joyful time of singing, instruments, music games and learning as we praise God! New members are always welcome, and your child can join at any time during the season. Invite your friends! Children will participate in Sunday worship services several times during the year. Sign up for kids choir at www.bethlehemcov.org. Contact Cindy Bergstrom, cindy@bethlehemcov.org with questions. See you there!

BCCC staff will organize getting the children from our center to the choir group and back again.  Please let Ms. Jill or your classroom teacher know if you sign your child up for choir so we can plan accordingly.

Creative Movement & Actor’s Studio

Hello Families,

We have two optional programs beginning in a couple of weeks.

Creative movement (available to preschool children who attend on Thursdays) introduces children to a variety of music and movement activities that encourage children to:

  • listen to music and learn to use their bodies to move with the music
  • become more aware of their own body and how it moves
  • learn to move safely in an area with other dancers
  • begin to learn names of dance terminology

Actors Studio (available to all school agers who attend on Fridays) is a class in which the children work together to contribute ideas and put on a short play/skit.  Along the way they work practice public speaking, blocking, accepting and providing constructive critique, and to gain confidence that their voice is important.

There are sign-up forms with more information in each of your parent/guardian mailboxes.

All Preschoolers: End of the Year Program

On Friday, June 8 we will host our annual End of the Year Program.  The program will begin at 11:00 in the church sanctuary.  If your child does not attend on Friday’s, please bring them to their classroom between 10:30 and 10:45 (have them use the bathroom before you drop them off).  Families should meet us in the church sanctuary.

Each class will have their own time to sing songs they’ve learned.  After the singing is finished we will have a slideshow.  Bring a picnic lunch for your family and join us in the playground or the church lawn as we wrap up the celebration.

BCCC Preschoolers Wheel-a-Thon 2018

Why? Emphasize Safety Awareness in riding & Raise funds for Sheridan’s Story

Our annual Wheel-a-Thon will be held on Wednesday May 16 from 10:30 – 11:45. We encourage everyone to participate even if you do not usually attend on Wednesdays. On May 16th, every child needs to bring a riding toy (trike, scooter, balance bike, bike…) that they can safely ride and a helmet to BCCC. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come, watch, and cheer their riders on during the Wheel-a-Thon. If your child does not normally attend on Wednesdays, you are welcome to bring your child (adult must stay) at 10:30 along with their helmet and item to ride.

The current plan is to have a group ride to Cooper Park as a large group – families who are bringing their child for the event could choose to meet us at the parking lot. We’ll be riding around and around a large track drawn with chalk in the Cooper Parking lot. If the night before we find the weather is questionable then we’ll change venues and ride around the lower level of our center – one class at a time (which is still a lot of fun).

What will happen and why? We at BCCC support the philosophy of getting outside to play and strive to reinforce the ideas of how to be safe while doing so. Our teachers will use time prior to our event to talk about riding safety. Officer Mike, a.k.a. “Bike Cop”, will be coming on Monday, May 7th at 10:00 to talk about bike safety. Additionally, Officer Shun Tillman, from the 3rd precinct, will come to BCCC on May 15th to talk to the preschoolers about safety in the community. Officer Shun talks about things like calling 911, stranger awareness, what to do with sharp objects if they find them, and other safety topics. If your child doesn’t attend on Monday or Tuesday you are welcome to join us to hear from these special guests in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 to learn with us, these visits typically last about 30 minutes.

BCCC has held a silent auction during the spring potluck and combined that money with whatever funds the children raise from the Wheel-a-thon to donate to an outside organization like H2O for Life, World Vision and Second Harvest. This year we are raising money for Sheridan’s Story. The Silent Auction event raised $781!

Here is a link to read about Sheridan Story’s purpose and how they are impacting our community: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/overview-video/

In each family mailbox, you will find a collection form. Children can ask family and friends to sponsor them as they practice safe riding skills here at BCCC. Typically sponsors donate a flat fee to the participant. Teachers will talk to children about only asking people that their parents/family have said is okay to ask.

*After the Wheel-a-Thon we’d like to invite everyone to bring their lunch and join us at Cooper Park for a picnic and some outdoor fun, weather permitting.